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Lighting get stomped by Avalanche in Game 2 of Stanley Cup finals

Steven Stamkos and Pat Maroon in front of the goal as Maroon's shot goes into the net
Carl Lisciandrello
WUSF Public Media
Amalie Arena in Tampa will host Game 3 Monday

The Tampa Bay Lightining were thoroughly outplayed by the Colorado Avalanche and are now down 2-0 in the Stanley Cup finals.

The Colorado Avalanche overwhelmed the Tampa Bay Lightning 7-0 in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.

Valeri Nichushkin scored his seventh and eighth goals of the playoffs.

Playoff MVP front-runner Cale Makar scored twice in the third period after failing to get a shot on net in the series opener.

Game 1 overtime hero Andre Burakovsky scored again and set up Nichushkin's goal before leaving with injury.

The Lightning fell to 18-2 after a loss in the playoffs since the start of the first round in 2020.

Game 3 of the best-of-seven series is Monday night at Amalie Arena in Tampa.


Game 1: Colorado 4, Tampa Bay 3 (OT)
Game 2: Colorado 7, Tampa Bay 0
Game 3: Monday at Tampa, 8
Game 4: Wednesday at Tampa, 8
*-Game 5: Friday at Colorado, 8
*-Game 6: June 26 at Tampa, 8
*-Game 7: June 28 at Colorado, 8

*-if necessary

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